Our sustainability journey is guided by our conviction that it is our responsibility to create meaningful change in the jewellery industry. As we grow, so does our opportunity and responsibility to lead by example, which is why we set ambitious goals with our responsibility roadmap, guiding us on our way towards our ultimate goal of becoming a leader in our industry.
The Tom Wood Responsibility Roadmap 2025 represents a bold and ambitious roadmap for the years ahead, demonstrating our commitment across our three pillars: people, product, and planet.See full roadmap here
We are proud to be among the first Norwegian fashion brands to calculate and share our footprint, both enabling a data-driven strategy for footprint reduction but also empowering our customers to make informed decisions about their purchases. The results of the report have provided us with an insight into the emission hotspots in our climate impact, and provides a basis for setting priorities in our sustainability journey moving forward.Read Responsibility report - 2022
HERE IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY REPORT 2021:Responsibility report - 2021
In creating jewellery that we love, it’s equally as important that we feel good about where it comes from and how it’s made. We believe transparency to be the key component to sustainable supply chains. Only through openness can we learn, identify risks, and mitigate them.
We are committed to adopting the highest standards for transparency and traceability of raw materials and continue to work collaboratively with industry organizations and our suppliers to promote best practices across our entire supply chain. Our goal is to achieve full product traceability by the end of 2024.
Each piece of jewellery is made with sustainability and longevity in mind, from design through prototyping, development, and final production. We value natural resources and aim to be carbon conscious at every step of the process. At Tom Wood, we believe traditional handcraft and digital innovation complement each other, which is why we have invested in an in-house lab with various 3D printers and laser engraving machines, enabling rapid prototyping and increased supply chain efficiency.
Our production is only as responsible as our suppliers. All our main jewellery manufacturers are certified members of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), having undergone the Code of Practices audit. As a member of the RJC, the leading authority for sustainability standards in the global watch and jewellery industry, we promote responsible practices in environmental impact awareness, traceability, and fair working conditions.
Precious metals are the most utilized materials in our jewellery and thereby the most impactful place to start our journey towards circularity. By the end of 2023, 100% of our jewellery will be made using recycled metals.
From 2021 to 2022, we increased usage of recycled gold and silver from 18% to 64%, reducing our jewellery footprint by 43%.
As silver and gold are renewable resources, they can be recycled repeatedly without losing value or purity. By the end of this year we will reach our goal of 100% utilization of recycled metals, and that includes even the plating we use on our products.
Our gemstones and diamonds originate from all over the world and are sourced through our trusted, RJC certified suppliers.
Our gemstones and diamonds originate from all over the world and are sourced through our trusted, RJC certified suppliers. We exclusively purchase polished natural diamonds which have been sourced following the principles of the World Diamond Council’s System of Warranties. As a member of the RJC, we undergo audits from a third party which will verify that we receive a SoW warranty declaration on all purchase invoices from our suppliers and that all our invoices include the warranty declaration as well.. Achieving traceability of gemstones and diamonds is one of the biggest challenges, not only for Tom Wood, but for the jewellery industry at large. However, in alignment with our responsibility strategy we will map out the origin of all gemstones to the best of our ability, starting in 2023.
Quality control - We pride ourselves on delivering high quality products to our customers.
We promote the adoption of the highest social standards across our supply chain requiring all suppliers to adhere to the principles expressed in our Supplier Code of Conduct. Our COC is based on ILO Conventions, the UN Declaration of Human Rights, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.Click to read our Supplier Code of Conduct
Tom Wood is proud to join the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030, a transformative effort initiated by Cartier and Kering, in partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council. Driven by the shared conviction that global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aspirations for a sustainable industry can only be achieved through collaboration, this initiative unites key stakeholders in committing to three ambitious, common objectives: building climate resilience, preserving resources, and fostering inclusiveness.
In addition to the materials used in our jewellery, we continuously work to improve and develop new solutions for our packaging. Changes made to our packaging program are often small, but with the potential of making a big difference. We aim to adopt a circular approach to our packaging, using less material and choosing recycled alternatives whenever possible. All the paper and cardboard in our packaging program is FSC-certified, and our jewellery boxes are made of post-consumer recycled PET from Social Plastic®.
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